2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
Describe your race day.
The canyon part of the marathon was amazing! The highway running was horrible! This is the only reason I didn't give this race 5 stars. The organization and the volunteers were all awesome.
Did you PR?
No I was on pace to PR by 12 minutes until the out and back on the highway....
How would you describe the course?
Canyon amazing! The course up to mile 18 is probably one of my favorites. After that not so much.
Tell us about your training.
I actually live in Maryland, at sea level, so I tried to do some trail running in the mountains to prepare. I was tough because we have "hills" not mountains. My advise is to train with down hill and train your quads and calves.
What advice would you give future runners?
If you are from the east coast arrive several days early to get used to the time change and the elevation.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Hiking in the canyon was fun. It's so beautiful. I traveled from Maryland. Overall I had a wonderful time. If I did this race again I would stick to the half.